Powder Puff – Powder Ridge, MN

This Miner-Denver double may have come used from another mountain.
This lift services the northern part of the mountain.
Loading area and tower 1.
Riding up at tower 4.
Nearing the summit.
Arriving at the vault drive terminal.
Unloading area.
Motor room.
Top bullwheel.
View down the lift line.
Upper part of the line.
The first three towers.

8 thoughts on “Powder Puff – Powder Ridge, MN

  1. Skier72 January 16, 2020 / 9:47 pm

    The terminals remind me more of Miner Denver than Poma.


  2. Collin Parsons January 18, 2020 / 5:56 pm

    I agree. Are you sure this is Poma?


    • skier72 January 19, 2020 / 11:14 am

      He changed it to Miner-Denver. I think everything of this lift is Miner Denver, except the chairs, which are Poma. Poma sheaves tended to be small, but Miner Denver sheaves were much bigger. Here is a comparison:

      Miner Denver:


      • Michael January 19, 2020 / 12:42 pm

        The 2 photos showing the Miner-Denver at Eldora Mountain Resort have Yan chairs.


        • skier72 January 19, 2020 / 12:54 pm

          I haven’t seen any actual M-Denver chairs in use, they’ve all been retrofitted with other chairs. The skilifts.org article about Miner Denver shows the defunct M-Denver lift at Tyrolian Hills Resort, MI. It might possibly be the original M-Denver chairs, but i’m not sure.



  3. Max Hart January 19, 2020 / 12:18 pm

    Those look like Poma’s chairs from around 1961. One of Killington’s old Snowshed Doubles (the first of which was built in 1961) had exactly the same chairs. Some of the sheaves could be Poma, but I’m not as sure about that.

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  4. vons3 January 13, 2022 / 12:37 pm

    Never looked closely but I noticed it today that this lift has what looks like later style hall sheave assemblies


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